Black Panther is intended to offer fans a completely new vision of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including a fairly multidimensional villain.
In a recent interview with Fandango, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler was asked about Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), the main villain of the film. As Coogler put it, Killmonger falls into a unique category of MCU villains, since he feels more familiar in some way.
"I'll say what makes it different, not from all the Marvel villains, but I think a lot of the Marvel villains – it's that he has a real-world sensitivity to him." Coogler revealed. "I think it's an advantage to have Mike as an actor, but it's a character that I think will feel very familiar to the public, I think Marvel has had villains with whom you can identify, but I think that even more than that, you feel that He is from this world, he is very punished, I would say. "
It's kind of a joke among Marvel fans that MCU movies have a kind of "villain problem," with many of the antagonists forgetful or quite difficult to understand. But given Killmonger's prolific comic book story, and Jordan's legion of fans, it's not too hard to see how it could challenge expectations.
And it turns out that playing the role played a pretty deep role in Jordan when the cameras did not roll.
& # 39; & # 39; Led me to a dark place & # 39; & # 39; said Jordan last month. "Honestly, I can not analyze everything that happened to understand it because I want to keep it close to me, but then it stayed with me."
But according to one of Jordan's co-stars, the dynamics between Killmonger and T & # 39; Challa (Chadwick Boseman) will have some … somewhat familiar qualities.
"Me and T & # 39; Challa also have two completely different approaches to the throne and you see that those two opposing sides clash". Boseman revealed last year. "So you can call it a chemistry type Magneto / Professor X". That's all I can give away. "
Black Panther currently has a ComicBook.com user anticipation rating of 4.15 out of 5, making it the third most anticipated comic book among ComicBook.com users. Let us know how excited you are for Black Panther by giving the film its own ComicBook.com user anticipation ranking.
Black Panther premieres in theaters on February 16, 2018.
Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films include; Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers Movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming ] on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy vol.3  59015] in 2020.